Friday the 13th Kills Jennifer Aniston at Weekend Box Office

By  February 17, 2009

A remake of Friday the 13th slaughtered the competition at the box office this weekend.

The gore-fest grossed $42.2 million, setting a new record for a horror opening.

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Last week’s champ, the Jennifer Aniston romance He’s Just Not That Into You, got bumped to No. 2 (with $19.6 million), while Taken took the No. 3 slot with $19.3 million in its third weekend.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic debuted at No. 4 with a modest $15.4 million. The toon Coraline rounded out the top 5 with $15.3 million.

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The weekend’s other debut film, The International starring Clive Owen, ranked at No. 7 with $10 million.